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United States v. Brugnara

United States v. Brugnara, 14-cr-00306-WHA (N.D.Cal. filed May 27, 2014).


In this federal prosecution, a California real estate developer with a history of legal troubles was convicted of mail and wire fraud after failing to pay an art dealer $11 million for a group of artworks including a bronze sculpture, 16 paintings said to be by Willem de Kooning, etchings by Pablo Picasso, a painting by George Luks, and a drawing by Joan Miró.

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